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Tatiana Romanova  (Daniela Bianchi)

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(Daniela Bianchi)

Rosa Klebb  (Lotte Lenya)

Rosa Klebb  (Lotte Lenya)

Donald ‘Red’ Grant (Robert Shaw)
Donald ‘Red’ Grant (Robert Shaw)

From Russia With Love logo

Date of release: World Premiere [Gala screening]
10th October 1963
ODEON Leicester Square, London.
Running Time: 116 minutes
James Bond: Sean Connery
Plot: Using the British Secret Service as its dupe, SPECTRE plans to steal the Lektor decoding machine and sell it back to its Russian owners, with the added refinement of the death of Double-O-Seven.
Bond’s Women:
Tatiana Romanova
(Daniela Bianchi)
[voice of Barbara Jefford]
Sylvia Trench (Eunice Gayson)
[voice of Nikki van der Zyl]
Gypsy Girls: Zora (Martine Beswick)
[mis-spelled Martin in main titles] and Vida (Aliza Gur)
Bond’s Enemies: Donald 'Red' Grant (Robert Shaw)
Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya)
Ernst Blofeld (Anthony Dawson) [voice of Eric Pohlmann]
Kronsteen (Vladek Sheybal)
Morzeny (Walter Gotell)
Krilencu (Fred Haggerty)
Benz (Peter Bayliss)
Bond’s Allies: Kerim Bey (Pedro Armendariz)
Vavra (Francis de Wolff)
Train Conductor (George Pastell)
M (Bernard Lee)
Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell)
Q (Desmond Llewelyn) [his first appearance as the character and credited as ‘Boothroyd’]
Bond’s Car: 4½ litre Bentley
Bond’s Gadget: Briefcase: which holds an AR-7 folding sniper’s rifle, 40 rounds of ammunition, an exploding tear gas cartridge disguised as a tin of talcum powder, 50 Gold Sovereigns, and a throwing knife.
Main Title Music: ‘From Russia With Love/
James Bond is Back’       
Vocals featured within the film: ‘From Russia With Love’
sung by Matt Monro
End Title Music: ‘From Russia With Love’
sung by Matt Monro
Music Score: John Barry
Art Director: Syd Cain
Main Titles Designer: Robert Brownjohn
assisted by Trevor Bond
Costume Designer: Jocelyn Rickards
Special Effects: John Stears
assisted by Frank George
Stunt Arranger: Peter Perkins
Editor: Peter Hunt
Richard Maibaum
adapted by Johanna Harwood
Director of
Ted Moore
Director: Terence Young
*Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli
The listing shown is contractual for the Eastern Hemisphere and is reversed for the Western Hemisphere.
End Credit:


Poster Tag-lines:

“Meet James Bond, secret agent 007. His new incredible women... His new incredible enemies...
His new incredible adventures...” 

Awards: BAFTA Winner 1964
Best British Cinematography, Colour (Ted Moore)

James Bond (Sean Connery)

James Bond (Sean Connery)

Gunbarrel (Bob Simmons)

Gun barrel (Bob Simmons)

From Russia With Love title screen

From Russia With Love title screen

4½ litre Bentley

4½ litre Bentley



Kerim Bey (Pedro Armendariz)
Kerim Bey (Pedro Armendariz)


From Russia With Love CLASSIC SCENE

“Tell me? Which lunatic asylum did they get you out of?”
Terence Young
Sean Connery, Pedro Armendariz, Lotte Lenya, Robert Shaw, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn, Eunice Gayson, and introducing Daniela Bianchi.
Richard Maibaum and Johanna Harwood
Escaping from Istanbul on the Orient Express with Tatiana Romanova (Daniela Bianchi), and carrying Q’s trick briefcase and the Russian Lektor decoding machine, secret agent James Bond 007 is upset to find his friend and travelling companion Kerim Bey (Pedro Armendariz) has been murdered along with Russian Security man Benz, whom Kerim had been guarding. Apparently the two men have killed each other. When the train pauses at Zagreb to take on passengers, Bond is met by SPECTRE assassin Donald Grant (Robert Shaw), posing as 007’s British contact Captain Nash, who Grant has already killed. Once on board, Grant drugs Tatiana over a meal in the dining car and the trio retire to Bond’s compartment where the girl is suddenly overcome with tiredness. Having spotted Grant slip a tablet into Tania’s glass of champagne, Bond is suspicious and holds the man at gunpoint, but is tricked into trusting him when he explains that his escape route is only for one. While Bond is studying a map of the intended route, he is knocked unconscious by a vicious blow to the back of the neck from Grant....

GRANT: Keep still. All right then, get up on your knees. Put your hands in your pockets. Keep ‘em there. 

JAMES BOND: Red wine with fish...well that should have told me something. 

GRANT: You may know the right wines, you’re the one on your knees. How does it feel old man? 

JAMES BOND: Old man? Is that what you chaps in Smersh call each other? 

GRANT: Smersh? 

JAMES BOND: Of course...SPECTRE. Then it wasn’t the Russian’s show at all. You’ve been playing us off against each other, haven’t you? And it was SPECTRE who killed the Russian agent in the Mosque. You? 

GRANT: Uh huh. 

JAMES BOND: Kerim and the other man? 

GRANT: Uh huh. 

JAMES BOND:  And Nash? 

GRANT: I don’t mind talking. I get a kick out of watching the great James Bond finding out what a bloody fool he’s been making of himself. We’re pros mister Bond. We sweated your recognition code out of one of your men in Tokyo before he died. I’ve been keeping tabs on you. I’ve been your guardian angel. Saved your life at the gypsy camp. 

JAMES BOND:  Oh yes. I’m much obliged. 

GRANT: We were keeping you alive until you could get us the Lektor. 

JAMES BOND:  So you had me deliver it on a plate. It’s brilliant. Go on, I’m fascinated. 

GRANT: Now that we’ve got it you and the girl are expendable. Between here and Trieste. 

JAMES BOND: The girl? Isn’t she working for SPECTRE too?

GRANT: No. She thinks she’s doing it all for Mother Russia. She takes her orders from Colonel Klebb. 

JAMES BOND: Rosa Klebb’s Russian, head of operations for Smersh. 

GRANT: Was. Klebb works for SPECTRE now. The girl doesn’t know that. 

JAMES BOND: Well then why kill her? 

GRANT: Orders. That’s only half of it, old man. Here’s a roll of film. She’ll have this in her handbag. And on you, they’ll find this letter. It’s from her, threatening to give the film to the press unless you marry her for helping you get the Lektor.

JAMES BOND: What film? 

GRANT: Taken in the bridal suite at your hotel. Something else the girl didn’t know about – or you! 

JAMES BOND: Must be a pretty sick collection of minds to dream up a plan like that. 

GRANT: You see the headlines? ‘British Agent Murders Beautiful Russian Spy Then Commits Suicide’. 

JAMES BOND:  Tell me? Which lunatic asylum did they get you out of? 

GRANT: Don’t make it any tougher on yourself. (Grant backhand slaps Bond hard round the face). My orders are to kill you and deliver the Lektor. How I do it’s my business. It’ll be slow and painful. 

JAMES BOND: How much are they paying you? 

GRANT: What’s it to you? 

JAMES BOND: We’ll double it. 

GRANT: Your word of honour...as an English, gentleman? The first one won’t kill you, not the second, not even the third. Not till you crawl over here and you kiss my foot! 

JAMES BOND: How about a cigarette? 

GRANT: Not a chance. 

JAMES BOND: I’ll pay for it. 

GRANT: What with? 

JAMES BOND: 50 gold sovereigns. 

GRANT: Where are they? 

JAMES BOND:  Up there in my case? 

GRANT: You show me. 

JAMES BOND:  Here you are. What about that cigarette? 

GRANT: Throw ‘em down there. Any more in the other case? 

JAMES BOND: I should imagine so, it’s a standard kit I’ll have a look. 

GRANT: Put your hands back in your pockets.

(Grant opens the case and the Q Branch teargas cartridge explodes in his face. All hell breaks loose in one of the all-time great screen fight scenes.)

007 MAGAZINE ARCHIVE FILES Bond Girls of the 1960s - Martine Beswicke
December 2011
36 pages [A4-size]
007 MAGAZINE ARCHIVE FILES - Bond Girls of the 1960s - Martine Beswicke

Dr. No


From Russia With Love 60th Anniversary